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mflowers1
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Beginner need help please!


Hola:

Around 8 years ago I bought a 300D Digital Rebel along with a pair of zoom IS lenses the 75-300mm and 28-135mm.(I didn't know what I was doing!)
Because I'm in the Real Estate business those lenses were not helping me a bit trying to get good interior and exterior home and building photographs so I decided I needed a wide angle lens to get the job done, so four years ago I purchase a 16-35mm 1:2.8 L USM and to be honest after four years I truly believe I'm not getting to much out of this expensive lens.
I have seen on the internet pictures taken with that particular lens and they are awesome! So where is the problem, is it the camera or the photographer behind the camera?? :-(
Somebody told me that the Digital Rebel will never make justice to this kind of lens, I have been considering buying a better camera but I don't want to make an expensive mistake again!
So I'm asking you experts what shall I do, any suggestions?
Please advise, I will be very thankful!
Regards,
Manuel.



Feb 08, 2012 at 10:41 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Beginner need help please!


Do you have some images that you've taken with your gear ?.


Feb 08, 2012 at 10:49 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Beginner need help please!


For wide angle interior on a 300D you would be better off with a Canon 10-22 in your bag.
The 16-35 L Is for these kind of shots really needs to be on a full frame camera (5D, 1Ds series).



Feb 08, 2012 at 10:52 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Beginner need help please!


Take a digital photography class or pick up a couple digital photography books.
I say digital because if you don't know how to process the files from the camera, it won't matter which camera or lens you buy.
For interior real estate shots it's all about the lighting, so make sure you learn about this as well.



Feb 08, 2012 at 10:53 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Beginner need help please!


kewlcanon wrote:
Do you have some images that you've taken with your gear ?.


Also show us an example of what you'd like your photos to look like.



Feb 08, 2012 at 10:55 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Beginner need help please!


Thank you very much for your valuable information.
manuel



Feb 08, 2012 at 10:56 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Beginner need help please!


Are you stopping down?


Feb 08, 2012 at 10:59 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Beginner need help please!


Here are a few.
Thank you



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  Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL    22mm    f/5.6    1/250s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  









Feb 08, 2012 at 11:08 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Beginner need help please!


You are right, will do so!
Thank you



Feb 08, 2012 at 11:09 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Beginner need help please!


I could not understand what exactly is the problem. A full description + pictures will help.

Also, if I may ask, please change the subject to something more meaningful like "Is my 16-35 faulty?". Thank you in advance.

Welcome to FM.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



Feb 08, 2012 at 11:11 PM
 

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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Beginner need help please!


I woul love to have this taken













Feb 08, 2012 at 11:17 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Beginner need help please!


With the first one, if you've exposed and focused for the jacuzzi at ISO 800, it's not really surprising if the TV inside looks crap. Can't see exif for the second but the left half of the photo is bright and sharp, it's the right side that's a problem.

Tripod and smaller apertures. Problem solved.



Feb 08, 2012 at 11:18 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Beginner need help please!


Thanx Yakim, will do so!












Feb 08, 2012 at 11:20 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Beginner need help please!


thanx 12monkeys!
Will take care on that!



Feb 08, 2012 at 11:22 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Beginner need help please!


What do you think


Feb 08, 2012 at 11:28 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Beginner need help please!


The first one looks like an HDR to me. Those pics usually are taken early morning at the right time and right spot, not to mention post processing.

mflowers1 wrote:
I woul love to have this taken




Feb 08, 2012 at 11:39 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Beginner need help please!


Great light makes great pictures. If you're always relying on natural light you might not get the effect you're going for.


Feb 08, 2012 at 11:40 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Beginner need help please!


Sure it looks great!


Feb 09, 2012 at 12:04 AM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Beginner need help please!


Dramatic lighting can really help an interior shot.
One way to do this is take sunset/dusk shots with a colorful sky and all the lights in the room on.
Long exposure using a tripod and perhaps some fill flash.

Here are few examples (hopefully I won't get in trouble for posting other peoples shots).



















Feb 09, 2012 at 12:13 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Beginner need help please!


You can't POSSIBLY get images that look processed without processing them. Straight out of camera is like film negatives, uninteresting without the post work.

Buying a full frame ultrawide lens for a crop camera is usually done by people who don't know any better. People need to understand focal lengths before buying a focal range for a specific purpose.



Feb 09, 2012 at 12:35 AM
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